08/01/2012 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 Salassi continues to show at 1B. His feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and displays clean hands. He needs to attack ground balls, play through, and present his hands more out front to improve defensive grades. Throws are accurate through a loose arm action, but he needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Alex shows a balanced approach with rhythm. His hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. Power numbers will continue to rise as he learns to use his lower half more. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a quality team player, is very coachable, and works hard.